High school principal Steven Van Gorden resigns amid investigation

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Steven Van Gorden is both the mayor of Zephyrhills and the principal at Zephyrhills High School
 PDF Document: Van Gorden Resignation



Zephyrhills, Florida -- A high school principal under investigation with the Pasco County School Board announced his resignation Friday.

Steven Van Gorden is not only the principal of Zephyrhills High School, he's the mayor of Zephyrhills. He was elected mayor just six months ago, and is a well-connected former councilman and community activist.

While it hasn't been revealed why he is under investigation, he was put on paid leave on Oct. 19.

READ: School principal under investigation

At this point Employee Relations says its temporarily suspending its investigation since it received his resignation letter. Once the resignation is finalized and accepted by the Board, Employee Relations says it will determine if and how to conclude its investigation.

PDF: Van Gorden resignation letter

Van Gorden's resignation will not become official until Tuesday when the Board can accept the resignation.

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